Chicago, IL

Monday, July 26th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Author, Speaker

WRK102 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized. We will discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need. When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell.

Tuesday, July 27th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

WRK501 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

It's a flat new world in SharePoint. We're supposed to move on from our classic, hierarchical site collections and start building an array of modern sites. But how do we organize our content and intranets in this new world? This half-day workshop takes a deep-dive look at SharePoint home sites and hubs. We'll define what home sites and hubs are, lay the conceptual groundwork for understanding their use, and provide a creative new way of conceptualizing the logical ties between your myriad of flat SharePoint sites. If you have no idea how your organization will start using home sites and hubs, need help understanding how to relate your SharePoint sites together, or want to learn how you can start making sense of your SharePoint sites and content, this is a must-attend workshop. You'll leave with a clear understanding of the new information architecture capabilities being released and learn how to leverage mind-mapping to organize your SharePoint world.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 9:50 am

  • Adam Ochs

    Office 365 Advisory Services Lead Technician

ADM101 - Azure Sentinel - An Overview and Deployment Guide to the Cloud Based SIEM

Azure Sentinel is Microsoft new cloud based SIEM. Join me for this 70 min technical discussion where we take a look at how Sentinel works, walk through the setup and configuration, and look at some of the free services you can integrate today! Bring your laptop, and work along with Adam as we configure what is needed to get Sentinel up and working in your system today. Sentinel is like a wonderful tiered cake, with more to discover at each tier! We will explore from the entry level log ingestion, all the way up to automation with Log analytics, covering everything from workbooks and hunting in-between!

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 11:10 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Solutions Architect, MVP

ADM102 - Governance is Not An Option

 Random things we all typically hear when it comes to Governance… · Not on top of the list right now · Not in the budget · We’ll get to it later · Not really seeing the need…   I have yet to hear 1 valid reason as to why Governance should not be completed, maintained, or approved in budgets.  Governance really is not an option in any organization if you want your processes and procedures followed by employees.  Each time I have been involved in a project where governance was put on the back burner there have been issues with not knowing what other departments processes were, building themselves into a corner, not meeting service level agreements, and the list goes on and on.  If there is no one source of truth in how all the functions of the business run, how are you ever going to build a solid foundation and keep it running at the level it needs to run so that your organization can be successful?  In this session we will review what governance is, how it can be useful, how you can get started, maintain it, and most importantly how to get it approved!

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 2:00 pm

  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager - SharePoint/OneDrive

SPT103 - Deploying Microsoft Viva Connections

Viva Connections is the gateway to the other Microsoft Viva products that works to engage your employees where they are doing their work, within Microsoft Teams. Come and learn about the Microsoft Viva suite of products, learn the pre-requisites to deploying Viva Connections and finally walk through demos of the product as it stands today. You will also learn about the roadmap features that are coming out over the summer of 2021 and what to expect and where to get started with card extensions to develop dashboards. This workshop will include something for everyone from IT Pros to Developers to Corporate Communications.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 2:00 pm

  • Craig Jahnke

    Office 365 Architect and Collaboration Evangelist @Microsoft - Always keep learning...
  • Jay Leask

    Strategic Lead & Principal Solutions Engineer

ADM103 - How to Ensure a Seamless Hybrid SharePoint Environment

Your agency isn't ready to go all-in with Office 365, but you know it's coming - you are NOT alone: while Office 365 use is skyrocketing, even across the government, the reality is that many agencies are are planning a hybrid SharePoint deployment, not 100% cloud. A hybrid architecture does pose challenges for creating a seamless experience for your IT admins, users and entire organization. You must balance reporting, compliance and administration between on-premise and online components. Join AvePoint Principal Solution Engineer Jay Leask and Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Craig Jahnke as they share best practices for hybrid deployments including: - Addressing administration complexity - Removing silos and connecting to legacy data - Minimizing organizational disruption - Comparison of SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 2019 hybrid capabilities

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 3:20 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Author, Speaker

ADM104 - Configuring SQL Server for Optimal SharePoint Performance

Performing a default installation of SQL Server that will be hosting your SharePoint content can have a huge impact on your SharePoint deployment's performance. The SQL Server default installation has more than six settings that can negatively impact the performance of SharePoint if they aren't addressed either during the installation of SQL Server, or shortly after the installation of SQL Server. The SQL Server deployment options, or configuration options, that need to be addressed include: • Type of SQL Server instance • SQL Server instance settings • System database settings In this session, we are going to discuss, explore, and configure these SQL Server settings to ensure your SharePoint deployment is running efficiently and your organization is not losing productivity because of a poorly configured SQL Server instance.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 4:40 pm

  • Liam Cleary

    CEO | Microsoft MVP | Microsoft Certified Trainer

ADM105 - Exam Cram: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services

Looking to take the MS-100? Then this session is for you. In this Exam Cram, Liam walks through what to expect for the MS-100 Exam. The session will consist of a review of the exam skills and what is measured, and the key points of the exam. It will also consist of sample questions to help test your knowledge in each area.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Office 365 Architect and Collaboration Evangelist @Microsoft - Always keep learning...
  • Jay Leask

    Strategic Lead & Principal Solutions Engineer

ADM201 - The Fun of a Modern SharePoint Migration

Many companies are considering moving their file shares to Office 365 and the new Modern SharePoint Online, While this creates opportunities for the company to be more productive and manage their data, Modern SharePoint migrations has its unique considerations and constraints. Come to this session to learn tips, tricks, and gotchas while migrating to Modern SharePoint Online.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Stephanie Donahue

    PAIT Group, Owner - MVP, RD

ADM204 - Modernize your Migration Strategy

Sometimes it feels like new features get added to Office 365 every single day. New features, new web parts, new applications, and deprecated functionality. Yesterday’s best practices are today’s things you should avoid! Learn more about key topics like modernizing your classic sites, figuring out the new suggested “flat” site architecture and transitioning from SharePoint Designer to Flow. Planning is more critical than ever to ensuring a successful Office 365 deployment, join this session to get all of your migration questions answered.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Owen Allen

    Sr. Product Manager, Managed Security Services

SPT205 - Using Microsoft 365 Defender and Azure Sentinel to Protect your Users and Data

Microsoft 365 Defender tracks 100s of security controls. Who is watching those alerts? Learn how to use Azure Sentinel to help you track security alerts and device and machine logs to identify attackers and security threats more efficiently - without having to stay up Every Night reviewing security logs!

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect, Enterprise & Cloud Architecture Practice

ADM205 - Advanced PowerShell for remote SharePoint administration & inspection

As SharePoint admins and consultants in tightly secured ecosystems, we often are not granted the access to run PowerShell connected to an onprem farm or MSO tennant. Or perhaps you have access to run the commandlets but need to shave time off of your job run with parallel processing methods. Or maybe you've been given a task to offload administrative tasks to Azure Automation & functions. This session teaches advanced tactics for remote SharePoint administration PowerShell. Topics will cover a broad range of SharePoint connections and automation optimization as we examine gathering collections from Search, exploring object attributes with web services, processing these objects quickly through parallel processing with script blocks, jobs, and queues.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner - MVP, MBA, MCSM

ADM301 - SharePoint Security: What Every Owner and Administrator Needs to Know

For many SharePoint environments one of the most important aspects of collaboration is the ability to delegate content security to Content Owners/Creators. This can drastically improve the speed of sharing reliable information. But for this kind of decentralized security structure to be secure the decentralized owners must be well trained and have a good understanding of how Security works. In this talk we will review how Permission Levels, Securable Objects, and Users/Groups interact to provide the basis for SharePoint's security model and at the relationship between individual Permissions and Permission Levels. We'll discuss how anonymous access is implemented differently than a regular IIS web site and some of the common mistakes that people make when administering security in SharePoint. Finally, we'll review how you can use all this knowledge to troubleshoot problems that arise when you try to secure content. By the time the session is done you'll have all you need to administer security in your site/site collection. You'll also be able to pass on that knowledge to others. The result should be a collaboration system that is both nimble and secure.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 10:40 am

  • Liam Cleary

    CEO | Microsoft MVP | Microsoft Certified Trainer

ADM304 - Top 10 Security Features to enable in Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a great platform complete with collaboration tools for all types of communication. By default, Microsoft provides core Security capabilities to protect the service itself, as well as controls that are available as needed for any organization. However, most organizations do not implement them or even know where they are. Upon reading Microsoft’s documentation, there are hundreds of different configuration options that control end-user authentication, control external access to restricting downloading of content. Knowing which settings to enable or disable, and their impact on overall security is critical to a better security posture. In this session, we will walk through the top 10 standard security controls and features that every Microsoft 365 tenant needs enabling. We will discuss each one and explain why to use them. At the end of this session, you will understand and know which controls to implement to increase the overall security of your Microsoft 365 Tenant

Friday, July 30th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Author, Speaker

ADM303 - Exploring Office 365 Migration Options and Tools

Congratulations, on your decision to move to Office 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you. We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases: • Before the migration • Completing the migration • Managing the cloud-based content after migration As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Office 365.